EndNote Basic: Tips For Importing From Top Databases

Aquatic Sciences and Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA)

Follow the instructions for GeoRef

Faculty of 1000

In F1000 Biology:


1. Mark references.
2. Click the Export button near top of page.  Choose Send to EndNote.
3. Save the file to your computer.

In EndNote Basic:


1. Open your EndNote Basic library.
2. Select the Collect tab, Import References.
3. Use the Browse button to select the file you saved above. Click Open.
4. Under Import Option click on the drop-down list and select Faculty of 1000.
5. Select a group/folder to put the records in. Click Import.
 

GeoRef

 

Instructions for GeoRef and all other ProQuest Databases

  1. Select your references and click on 'Export/Save'.
  2. Select output to 'Export to' to 'RIS'.
  3. Click 'Continue'.
  4. Save the file and import into EndNote Basic using RIS import filter 

Troubleshooting: 

  1. If the .RIF file does not download to computer, either the browser pop-up blocker must be turned off or an exception for ProQuest website added.
  2. If Zotero is used, disable Zotero or uncheck: Use Zotero for downloaded RIS/Refer files in General Preferences.
  3. You may need to manually correct references.
Google Scholar

In Google Scholar:

  1. Click on the Scholar Preferences link.
  2. Under Bibliography Manager select the option Show links to import citations into and choose EndNote in the drop down box.
  3. Click on the Save Preferences button.
  4. After performing a search on Google Scholar click on the Import into EndNote link for the reference you want to import.
  5. When you are presented with a window asking if you want to "Open" or "Save" the file, choose to save the file. Each reference is saved as a separate file.

In EndNote Basic:

  1. Open your EndNote Basic library.
  2. Select the Collect tab, Import References.
  3. Use the Browse button to select the file you saved above. Click Open.
  4. Under Filter click on the drop-down list and select EndNote Import.
  5. Select a group/folder to put the records in. Click Import.
IEEE Xplore

In IEEE Xplore:

  1. Select records
  2. Click Download Citations
  3. Select if you want the citation only or citation & abstract
  4. Select EndNote, ProCite, RefMan
  5. Click Download Citation

In EndNote Basic:

  1. Open your EndNote Basic library
  2. Select the Collect tab, Import References.
  3. Click on the Browse button to select the file you saved above. Click Open.
  4. Click on the drop-down menu labelled Filter and select RefMan RIS.
  5. Click on the drop-down menu labelled To and select the group you want to send your refernces to.
  6. Click on the Import button.
PsycINFO (1806-current)

Follow the instructions for GeoRef (above)

PubMed

In PubMed:

  1. Mark references you want to import.
  2. Under Send To (top of page on right) select File from the pull-down menu, then choose Format MEDLINE.
  3. Save the pubmed_result.txt file to your computer.

In EndNote Basic:

  1. Open your EndNote Basic library.
  2. Select the Collect tab, Import References.
  3. Use the Browse button to select the .txt file you saved above. Click Open.
  4. Select the Pubmed (NLM) import filter.
  5. Click the Import button.
SciFinder Scholar

In SciFinder Scholar:

  1. Select records.
  2. Click Export.
  3. Click the box to choose Selected records.
  4. Select tagged format (*.txt).
  5. Click Export.
  6. Select Save and click OK.

In EndNote Basic:

  1. Open your EndNote Basic library.
  2. Select the Collect tab, Import References.
  3. Use the Browse button to select the file you saved above.
  4. Under Import Option click on the drop-down list and select SciFinder (CAS).
  5. Select a group/folder to put the records in. Click Import.
Sociological Abstracts (1952-current)

Follow the instructions for GeoRef (above)

Web of Science / Web of Knowledge

In Web of Science:

  1. Mark the references you want to save.
  2. Click the Save to My EndNote Web button (screen right).
  3. You will be asked to log onto My EndNote Web if you have not already done so.
  4. Use the Back button to return to Web of Science.